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Hudspeth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texasmarker. As of 2000, the population was 3,344. Its county seat is Sierra Blancamarker . The county is named for Claude Benton Hudspeth, a state senator and United States Representative from El Pasomarker who advocated the county's creation, which took place in 1917.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,572 square miles (11,841 km²), of which, 4,571 square miles (11,839 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.02%) is water. Part of Guadalupe Mountains National Parkmarker lies in the northeast corner of the county.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 3,344 people, 1,092 households, and 841 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.7 people per square mile (0.3/km²). There were 1,471 housing units at an average density of 0.3 per square mile (0.1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.23% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 1.41% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 8.76% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. 75.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,092 households out of which 45.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.00% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.90% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.56.

In the county, the population was spread out with 34.10% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 20.40% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 102.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,045, and the median income for a family was $22,314. Males had a median income of $22,862 versus $18,594 for females. The per capita income for the county was $9,549. About 32.60% of families and 35.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.30% of those under age 18 and 42.60% of those age 65 or over. The county's per-capita income makes it one of the poorest counties in the United States.

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